April 26, 2018 / 1:11 AM / in 6 months

Japan PM Abe: not considering calling snap election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he was “not considering at all” calling a general election now, while pledging to do the utmost to clarify facts over scandals including document alterations related to a controversial sale of public land.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters after he attends a cherry blossom viewing party at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

“What is required now is to discuss policy and carry out what we promised last year,” Abe told the lower house of parliament.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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